Stanislav Ivanov

Founder and Editor-in-chief of ROBONOMICS: The Journal of the Automated Economy

Stanislav  IvanovStanislav Ivanov (‘Stan’) is a Professor in Tourism Economics and Vice-Rector (Research) in Varna University of Management and Director of Zangador Research Institute. He is the founder and the Editor-in-chief of two academic journals: European Journal of Tourism Research (indexed in Scopus and Web of Science) and ROBONOMICS: The Journal of the Automated Economy. Additionally, he serves on the editorial and review boards of over 30 other journals. He authored over 160 publications (books, book chapters, articles, conference reports, book reviews, and industry reports) in the field of robonomics, robotics, artificial intelligence and service automation, hotel marketing, hotel chains, pricing and revenue management, destination marketing and management, tourism’s impact on economic growth, political issues in tourism. Stan keeps close links with the tourism business. He has been several times lecturer at the largest events for tourism professionals in Bulgaria – Travel Academy, Hotel Investment Forum, and Destination Varna. Through Zangador Ltd., Stan conducts trainings in Hotel marketing, Pricing and revenue management, Marketing audit, etc., implements marketing research projects, prepares specialised analyses and reports for various companies. He has specialised in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Norway, Cyprus, USA, Italy. Stan is happily married with one child and lives in Varna, Bulgaria.
Insights by Stanislav Ivanov (3)

Solving Labor Shortage Through Technology

Labour shortages in the hospitality industries of developed economies are inevitable due to low birth rates, the low salaries and prestige of most entry-level hospitality positions, recent lockdowns and competition for labour from other sectors of the economy.

SHIFT + DEL! Do we need a massive reset?

I personally think that the “Lego” approach would continue to exist although most of the functions that the current numerous hospitality software solutions perform would probably be well integrated into the PMS.

Are robots coming to a hotel near you?

To buy or to rent a robot? That is the question. Robots are actively entering hospitality services. Hotels, restaurants and bars use them for cleaning, provision of information, room service delivery, as receptionists, waiters, bartenders, cooks, etc.